The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Richard Kamwi has
advised Namibians not to travel to Ebola affected countries as well as
advising those who intend to come to Namibia from Ebola affected
countries not to come to Namibia until further notice.
Dr Kamwi who was speaking at a press conference few minutes
ago said it came to their knowledge that some Namibians are
travelling to Ebola affected countries for mass gatherings like religious
congregations, sports, conferences among others.
“I strongly advise that no Namibian should take the risk of travelling
to the affected countries, thereby getting infected and upon return
infect other fellow Namibians. We do not need to panic but let us not
be complacent and ensure that our emergency response system is well
functioning and protective medical equipment are well stocked up in
case of the unlikely event of the virus coming south.
As a result of the above, I had consulted with my Principals – His
Excellency the President, the Rt. Hon Prime Minister, and my senior
colleagues, the Ho Minister of Home Affairs as well as the Attorney
General regarding travel advisory as one of the control measures,” he